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Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-12-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By mbauer
Curious after checking a couple of the...

Curious after checking a couple of the destinations, will you be adding if it is possible to camp as an option?

Next flight south I'll be using your list.

Thank you.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By mbauer
Why not ask

A Veterinarian probably has the best answers.

Mike
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-02-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By mbauer
Geez, and here I was thinking you were just a...

Geez, and here I was thinking you were just a green bottle Sprite fan.

You might want to mount a snow plow for the front tire-view shows a little snow clearing might help from the tracks last few...
Forum: Safety 01-06-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 3,398
Posted By mbauer
Alaska Survival Kit

Here in Alaska we have to carry required gear:

https://dot.alaska.gov/stwdav/akfly.shtml this page lists what is required.

"Alaska Statute 02.35.110i Emergency Rations & Equipment Exit Site...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-29-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By mbauer
August 28, 2021 Cont.

Final photos of The Alaska Range Stars;

Looking East at Mt Foraker and Denali:
20234

20235

Mt Denali showing off North Face angle and steepness:
20236
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-29-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By mbauer
28AUG2021 Photo Flight: Destination Denali The Great One

Vans RV-6 are awesome. Want to go up high, better bring some oxygen. They'll for sure go higher than you can breathe.

Been waiting for a day like the conditions met on August 28, 2021. Beautiful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,567
Posted By mbauer
Vacation Year

A few local flights PAEN to PAEN type stuff....Then one big cross country to KFFA and back.
20225

Mike
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAEN to PAEN Last Post

PAPG-PAEN 27JUN2021 Last Post

About this time the C182 was leaving Juneau after a refuel. He heard me talking with Juneau radio near Gulkana. He asked Juneau to have me go to 123.45 to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAPG - PAEN 27JUN2021 Cont.

Glacier View combo:
19852

I like Turquoise:
19853

STEEP:
19854

Thompson Pass Ahead:
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAPG to PAEN 27JUN2021 Cont.

PAYA-PAGK-PAEN 27JUN2021

Once I reached Yakutat, PAYA, time to make a choice. Found blue sky to the North. I really would like to get away from the Gulf Coast if possible, weather heading this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAPG-PAEN 27JUN2021 Cont.

Mainland:
19830

Gulf of Alaska:
19831

19832

Combo Mt Crillion:
19838
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-18-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAPG - PAEN 27JUN2021

Mike


Combo Petersburg:
19821

I really like Petersburg. People are super friendly, great place to walk around the docks and see the boats, often getting into long conversations with the people you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-17-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KORS – PAPG 27JUN2021 Cont.

KORS – PAPG 27JUN2021 Cont.

These last few hours of flying home were some of the most beautiful. Until Yakutat the skies are clear and the views incredible.

Hope you like photos!

As I progress...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-14-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KORS - PAPG 27JUN2021

KORS – PAPG 27JUN2021
19645

Late evening photo of my camp:
19652

Always meet interesting people at Orcas Island. This time was no different. What was different about this trip was the heat. They...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-13-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
32S -KORS 26JUN 2021 Cont.

32S-KORS 26Jun2021 Cont.

Cascades:
19632

View:
19633

Hiding:
19634
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-13-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
32S - KORS 26JUN2021

32S-KORS 26JUN2021
19622

After visiting with sis, hot afternoon and getting hotter, time to go. 3600ft alt. With 90°F temp at take off.

Lots more runway goes by before the 6 feels light enough to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KBOI-U70-32S 26JUN2021

KBOI – U70 CASCADE 26JUN2021
19590

Short climb into the mountains North of Boise. Visit Aunt and an Uncle. Invited to breakfast. Quaint little town. Main street with everything on either...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KPIH-KBOI 22-25JUN2021

KPIH-KBOI 23-25JUN2021

These days were rest days. Visiting sisters, and my brother who lives in Boise.

KPIH-U01 24JUN2021
19585

Short hop, good fuel prices, pick up extra oxygen cylinder left at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KVTN - KPIH 22JUN2021

KVTN – KPIH 22JUN2021
19575

Decided to use the closest runway again the one the crop dusters were using: Depart RWY 21. Arrived on 32.


That put some pivot sprinklers in the way on the line of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
C75 - KVTN 22JUN2021

C75-KVTN 22JUN2021
19558

Today will be a monster mile day: Plan a 1200 mile day today. That means adding throttle to fight the headwinds as I head west. Glad to have the Aux-tank to keep range...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KMGY - C75 21JUN2021

KMGY-C75 21JUN2021
19552

Some days are not meant to fly. Sure visibility is good but maybe the winds might be a little cantankerous. Was getting home itous kicking in? The heat affecting my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KFFA to KMGY 20JUN2021

KFFA-PAEN

KFFA-KMGY 20JUN2021
19540

Talking with a briefer in my hotel room back on the 18th for the weather on the 19th. The briefer made a comment that kind'a had me thinking.

We were talking...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAEN - KFFA Totals

KFFA

I failed to log all of the gallons bought. Thought I was doing a good job of note taking but the total gallons did not get in the notebook. I do have a pile of receipts that I might use to see...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KFFA 20JUN2021

KFFA 20JUN2021

Quick visit. Cloudy skies as you can see in photos. Still hot and muggy. Any movement on my part and I sweat.

Small back pack with water and camera gear, time to get moving. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KSIF to KFFA 20JUN2021

KSIF to KFFA 20JUN2021

Short flight. Clouds had me at 2500ft for the first 80-miles before able to get to 5500ft.

Ran into some rain as I got to Albemarle Sound. Light and intermittent. Then I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KMGY 17-19JUN2021

KMGY 17JUN2021

Rest Stop At KMGY Wright Brother Airport Miamisburg, OH.

Spent the 17th changing my oil.

Tie down was at First Flight Aviation. Great group of people!

At the front counter, asked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KCUT to KTZT to KMGY 16JUN2021

KCUT to KTZT to KMGY 16JUN2021
19487

KCUT to KTZT
19490

Nice and dark outside when I left the hotel room. 4am and not much was moving.

Driving back to the airport, I noticed some white looking...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
Devils Tower and Mt Rushmore 15JUN 2021

Devil’s Tower W43 Hulett, WY and Mt Rushmore to KCUT 15JUN2021

Some photos of the Devils Tower taken from Cruise Altitude. Anybody else notice a slight hazy look to the photos? Smoke from the fires...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
Yellowstone Park 15JUN 2021

Yellowstone:

Not many photos to share. Accidentally changed the settings on my Nikon. Most of the ponds and such are out of focus.

Hot water pond photos:
19465

Closeup:
19466
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
U01 to KCUT 15JUN2021

U01 to KCUT 15JUN2021
19458

19459

Planned route is the scenic route. North to Driggs, Idaho and the Grand Tetons, a little more to the North and Yellowstone Park soon appears. Granted Yellowstone...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KBYI to U01 14JUN2021

KBYI to U01 14JUN2021
19452

Short hop to do maintenance.

Note in photo above it says lava. These are from several thousand years ago. This is the southside of the Craters of the Moon Park.

If...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
KPSC to KBYI 13JUN2021

KPSC to KBYI 13JUN2021
19451

Even getting to the RV at 6am was not a cool experience. Temp already 85 °F and climbing faster than a 6 can.

Loaded up and taxied to the other side of the field to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAPG to KPSC 12JUN2021

PAPG to KPCS June 12, 2021

Not many photos to share on this section. Was busy flying.

Take off was before the sun crested the eastern skyline. Morning dew was everywhere and rather heavy. Cool...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAPG Petersburg, Alaska

Boy did Covid change Petersburg.

In the past I like to walk the mile to the hotel. Nice bike path from the airport and you walk through center of residential neighborhoods. Been through here...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
Last Part for the Kenai to Petersburg Leg

Ran into some of the soon to be leaving clouds once I left the mainland and started flying over open water and the islands that make up the Alaska Panhandle.

Combo 152-159 that shows part of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
Thank For the Comments

Thank you for the comments. This is just the first 731-miles, many more photos and stories heading this way.

Vlad, as always looking forward to your visit! As mentioned by email, still planning a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAEN-PACV-PAYA

Almost to Yakutat PAYA at the end of this post.

Near the half way point PAEN-PACV-PAYA-PAPG = 731 s. miles

Cockpit view-temp again is nice and cool. I like it it. Although I have 5lbs of blue ice...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAEN -PACV-PAYA-PAPG

I’ve been planning to post this trip since June 2021. Things keep me off track. I’ll be posting these as I have time to write them up and the photos to use. Over 4,000 were taken.

Still not quite...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,407
Posted By mbauer
PAEN to KFFA and Back Again

PAEN to KFFA Kenai, AK to Kitty Hawk, NC

Tried to fly this back in 2019. Engine hammering caused me to cut the trip short. Returned back to Alaska.

March 2020 condition time. Cancelled like...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,846
Posted By mbauer
There are two kinds of luck! Mike

There are two kinds of luck!

Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By mbauer
One Way

Hi,
In the past read about someone who used tape to fix. Think it was Steve Melton.

Anyway, here is a link to a thread on how I taped my tip up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,982
Posted By mbauer
Denali Flight 8-28-2021

Blue skies and not much smoke/haze from fires. Winds were less than 3kts at Denali. Just to the west at 18,000ft there was a great tailwind to push me back home to Kenai.

Drove to my RV washed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,787
Posted By mbauer
The 150cf is good choice, small enough to move...

The 150cf is good choice, small enough to move around, but plenty of refills in it before you need to get another. The Aviator would be the better choice.

Are you buying brand new? If not be sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,787
Posted By mbauer
The CGA 540 is a valve and not a tank size. CGA...

The CGA 540 is a valve and not a tank size. CGA stands for Compressed Gas Association. Different CGA valves are used for different gasses and/or different pressures for the same gas.

CGA 540 is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,787
Posted By mbauer
Mostly true: Air separation plants are all over...

Mostly true:

Air separation plants are all over the USA. Once the air is separated into the different gases they ship to "fill plants" in isotanks, or cryogenic liquid tanks as mentioned earlier....
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 07-21-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 30,339
Posted By mbauer
Mountain Flying by Sparky Imeson

A great book on mountain flying is one by Sparky Imeson.

Mountain Flying has some great tips of what to look for. Published by Airguide Publications, INC. copyright 1975


Mentions the mountain...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 07-11-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 30,339
Posted By mbauer
Fly Above to Get Better View

Flew Idaho to Mt Rushmore in record high temps with 40kt tailwind. 12,500 ft was still 60degree F.
13533

Climbed over all the ranges in my way.

On the way back a week later climbed over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By mbauer
RV-6 Flight

Hi Roger,

Just sent you a PM.

For more info on my RV-6 flight check out: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=196498&page=3

and ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By mbauer
Aerocovers

Vlad told me about someone who makes really nice covers. Aerocovers

Really impressed with the one for my RV6. Quick turnaround when ordering.

On June 18, 2021 RV-6 was outside when two tornados...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,952
Posted By mbauer
Checked it out. Subscribed. Thank you for...

Checked it out. Subscribed. Thank you for helping me understand the what and why, the "what the" is going to be interesting!

Did not know about the shrinking air filter. My first one was split...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,537
Posted By mbauer
Experienced More Than Once

More than once! Every project I try!

Here is something that made some sense of how I felt after a grueling 1558 mile flight one fuel stop/lunch break for fuel, day ended with 9.9 hours of flying. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By mbauer
You've got a place to stay! Planning a trip...

You've got a place to stay!

Planning a trip again in two years for visiting friends, plan to stop in and say hi. This year was a plan with no deviations/super focus to get to KFFA.

A co worker just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,796
Posted By mbauer
Nite Ize Gear Ties

My cowl pins have finger loops on the end.

Recently I made a tool to pull and push them in place. Simplifies installing them. 10-seconds max each pin. Used to take longer, best part is my arm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By mbauer
Just Flew A Route From Idaho East

Hi Rocky,

Tetons, Yellowstone, W43 Hulett, WY, KCUT Custer County.

Near W43 is the Devil's Tower and KCUT is MT Rushmore (5-min flight).

Used KVTN for fuel on my recent trip. KVTN is Valentine,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,577
Posted By mbauer
Congratulations

Awesome!

Congratulations!

Sure was some hot weather flying they did.

Interesting thing, when they landed at KBYI just before they arrived there, were a couple of women that landed in a C182. They...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,484
Posted By mbauer
A Poem

Hi Smokey,

What an extreme loss. For times like these I found a poem that helps me. Not sure if it will for you hoping it does help:

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

I am not there. I do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,652
Posted By mbauer
PAYA to PAEN

Here are some photos of the diversion. AUX tank was a big help when deciding what to do. At the decision point I still had 5-hours of fuel to burn, 2-hour flight to PAYA so far.

I did not take any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,652
Posted By mbauer
PAPG to PAYA

After checking the weather along the route, PACV reporting MVFR, so was PAEN.

Flew the plan until reaching PAYA, it didn't look good towards PACV. A quick call to Juneau Radio verified IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,652
Posted By mbauer
Sunday 27 June 2021 KORS-PAPG

Time to head back to Alaska.
This flight covered 1558.8 miles in 9.9 hours flying time. Lunch break/refuel at PAPG.

This the KORS to PAPG Post 4.6 hours covering 758.3 miles, a 34 mph tailwind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,652
Posted By mbauer
Saturday 26 June 2021

Saturday the 26th I flew the Idaho Primitive Area from U70 to 32S and then back to KORS:

Flew directly over one of the airstrips my Grandpa used to take me too; The Root Ranch.

The Flying B was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,543
Posted By mbauer
PAEN to KFFA

Arrived at KFFA June 20, 2021:
29.8 hours/4481.5 miles.
13151

13152

13153

13154
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,950
Posted By mbauer
KBYI

Saw them at the Burley, ID KBYI stop.
13108

Mike Bauer
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,482
Posted By mbauer
Hi Jerry, What day at KFFA? Was going to leave...

Hi Jerry,

What day at KFFA?

Was going to leave tomorrow for a flight down, however, WX in Petersburg, AK, PAPG, is non-workable until June 21st.

Plan to arrive 25/26 June at KFFA. For fuel been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,011
Posted By mbauer
Why Pay So Much For a Transfer Tank?

For doing fuel transfers, 55-gallon steel drum and a barrel pump are in my future.

Buying 100LL from a local fuel supplier will save a $1 per gallon, than what the fuel pump price is at the...
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